By Gideon Rubin
After spending most of the last six weeks chasing its Palomar League nemesis, Torrey Pines caught up when it mattered most.
The Falcons won out their last three games, which combined with Mt. Carmel experiencing an upset loss on the second-to-last day of the regular season resulted in the two teams splitting the league championship.
The Falcons moved into a two-way tie for first place when they made easy work of Rancho Bernardo in a 70-39 victory on Feb. 13, and Canyon Crest Academy defeated Mt. Carmel 70-55 on the same day.
They secured their share of the title with a 62-53 win against CCA in a regular season finale for both teams on Feb. 15.
Sam Worman scored 20 points to lead the Falcons in the Rancho Bernardo game and Dominic Hovasse added 13 points.
Worman led the Falcons with 19 points in the CCA game.
Hovasse and Brandon Cyrus each contributed 12 points and Zack Wagner added 10 points.
The Falcons improved to 8-2 in league and 18-9 overall for the season.
Cathedral Catholic completed its unbeaten Western League championship season in emphatic fashion as the Dons trounced La Jolla 66-36 in a league finale for both teams on Feb. 14.
The victory followed a 71-58 win against Lincoln two days earlier.
Niksha Federico scored 17 points and had seven rebounds to lead the Dons to their 12th league win in the La Jolla game.
Xavier Williams contributed 13 points and Michael Rosenberg added 10 points.
Brandon Michel scored 22 points to lead the Dons in the Lincoln game.
Rosenberg contributed 13 points and Williams and Nick Prunty added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Federico had six points and led the team with eight rebounds.
The Dons improved to 12-0 in league and 24-3 overall for the season.
In a year when Canyon Crest Academy didn’t challenge for the Palomar League title, the Ravens certainly had a say in the outcome.
Embracing their role as spoilers, the Ravens upset Mt. Carmel 70-55 in a league game on Feb. 13, opening the door for Torrey Pines to grab a share of title.
It was the second time this season that CCA upset Mt. Carmel, which was unbeaten in its eight other league games.
Riley Adams and James Chenevey each scored 21points to lead the Ravens, and Jeremy Dawson added 15 points.
The Ravens improved to 5-5 in league and 15-13 overall for the season.
Santa Fe Christian ended Coastal League play on a winning note as the Eagles defeated Horizon 54-45 in a regular season finale for both teams on Feb. 15.
The victory followed a 61-40 league loss to Army-Navy, which was their third loss in four games.
Grant Corsi scored 25 points to lead the Eagles in the Horizon game and Brian Finley added 16 points.
Corsi scored 23 points to lead the Eagles in the Army-Navy game and Jack Langborg added seven points.
The Eagles improved to 6-4 in league and 18-8 overall for the season.
San Diego Jewish Academy lost to Tri-City Christian 66-50 in a Pacific League finale for both teams on Feb. 14.
The loss followed a 58-56 league victory over Pacific Ridge two days earlier.
Ilan Graubart scored 19 points to lead the Eagles in the Tri-City game and Judah Rosenzweig added 15 points.
Rosenzweig scored 22 points to lead the Lions in the Pacific Ridge game.
Graubart contributed 18 points and Adam Sloane added 12 points.
The Lions fell to 3-9 in league and 7-12 overall for the season.
Cathedral Catholic defeated La Jolla 57-25 in a Western League finale for both teams on Feb. 14.
Wendy Anae scored 12 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the Dons.
The Dons improved to 10-2 in league and 15-9 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 84-42 in a Palomar League finale for both teams on Feb. 15.
Freshman standout Sierra Campisano scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the Falcons, and Kaitlin Schreiber added 14 points.
The Falcons improved to 4-6 in league and 11-16 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 1-0 in a Palomar League game on Feb. 15.
Jacque Bialostozky scored the game’s only goal off an assist from Ryan McKee.
Falcons goalie Patrick Davis had seven saves.
The Falcon improved to 5-4-1 in league and 9-11-3 overall for the season.
Cathedral Catholic clinched the Western League title as the Dons extended their unbeaten streak to eight games with a 2-0 victory over Coronado in a league finale for both teams on Feb. 14.
The victory followed a 0-0 tie with University City in a league game three days earlier.
Brittany Doan and Mikaela Kraus each scored one goal to lead the Dons and Sunny Dunphy contributed one assist.
Dons goalie Hanna Macaulay had five saves.
The Dons, who are 7-0-1 over their unbeaten streak, improved to 6-1-1 in league and 20-3-4 overall for the season.